The first two, big fun.
The third, in the words of the BBC: “Extraordinary, disturbingly relevant.”
(“. . . Goering had had it up to here with those stupid Austrians. Why couldn’t […]
(unless you’ll be filing your return, with any balance due, by February 1)
This piece argues that what Republicans did shortly after the insurrection was worse:
. . . The 139 representatives and eight senators who voted to reject the […]
. . . as history scarily unfolds, the future could be so bright.
Two recent examples:
mRNA Vaccines Could Vanquish Covid Today, Cancer Tomorrow. And other diseases as well.
Battery storage is going mainstream, big-time. Which makes solar and wind all the more practical.
This is big stuff!
Yes, the journalist-murderers have been […]
But first . . .
Whoever sent this hurtling around social media made, I think, a helpful point:
Huge numbers of our population believe in a complete alternate reality. Alternate facts as it were. But just as intensely as I believe they are deluded, they think I am the one who is deluded. Maybe I […]
. . . Many around the world have long warned that it could end this way, or worse. Trump followed the playbook of the fascist dictators and strongmen that came to power […]
But first . . .
It will uplift, make clear, and reassure.
Three cheers for Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Also . . .
The “West Wing Reunion” on HBO Max reminds us what America should be.
It’s interrupted not by commercials for auto insurance but by exhortations to vote.*
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they’ve been fooled.” — Mark Twain
Ain’t it the truth.
The people who stormed the Capitol thought they were doing a good thing.
It’s not they who bear most of the blame; it’s those who fooled them.
If following the wishes of your country’s elected leader […]
. . . what a second term might have been like.
. . . how massive and brutal yesterday’s response would have been if the insurrectionists had been black.
. . . that Congress impeaches, convicts, and removes Trump this morning before he can invoke the Insurrection Act or God knows what else. Can they possibly […]
George Will does not write at an eight-grade level (my favorite level — Tom Sawyer! Robinson Crusoe! To Kill A Mockingbird!) but his columns are always worth the effort.
Halfway through this one, he offers a 20-second video of the Vice President’s “canine devotion” to Trump that, Will archly notes, “is a sufficient Pence […]
I owe you $5 because I failed to alert you to Jimmy Carter: Rock And Roll President that aired free on CNN Sunday night.
And now I want […]
Quote of the Day
I do count my blessings, but then I end up counting those of others who have more and better blessings, and that pisses me off.~Bob Mankoff New Yorker cartoon caption
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